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JohnMillham
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« on: 10 July, 2014, 10:18:03 AM »

My new pistons have arrived and look fine. They are lighter than the ones I removed and higher compression ratio. I was surprised to find that the gudgeon pin slides in when the piston is at room temperature, as I have always had to warm the pistons up previously. I gather that is now normal practice. So I'll be off to "Vibration Free" soon.
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« Reply #1 on: 10 July, 2014, 03:25:55 PM »

Having never seen an original Lambda piston, how different is it ?

Certainly looks very nice ..... and modern !
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« Reply #2 on: 10 July, 2014, 03:42:09 PM »

Not sure how original it is, but this is one which came out of my car. The new ones are lighter and with a higher compression ratio.
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« Reply #3 on: 10 July, 2014, 07:20:35 PM »


Very nice!!

Where did you get them made?

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JohnMillham
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« Reply #4 on: 10 July, 2014, 07:48:51 PM »

Paul at Vere Lancia had them made for me. He's in the Netherlands, but it looks like they were made in the USA. I'm having a set made in the same "style" for my Augusta.
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« Reply #5 on: 10 July, 2014, 08:26:09 PM »

The USA is also a good source for Aurelia pistons. Good quality, prices and delivery.
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« Reply #6 on: 12 July, 2014, 11:01:06 AM »

I'm having the devil's own job of fitting the "circlips", which are simply bent wire, but very strong. After spending pretty well all day yesterday, I have one piston on its rod and very sore fingers. I tried making a special tool, but it doesn't work. What's wrong with proper circlips? They even weigh less than these horrid lumps of wire!
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« Reply #7 on: 12 July, 2014, 05:30:23 PM »

I eventually modified the tool and it now works. No more bruised fingers and thumbs. Pistons and rods are now in the engine.
Regards, John


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